A Framework for Health and Housing Partnership During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Key partnership elements for successful health and housing partnerships to address crisis
Resource Topic: Promising Practice, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Emerging Issues
Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Emergency Management, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Health Equity, Telehealth.
Keywords: Care Coordination, Partnerships, Housing, Infectious Diseases, Community Engagement, Residents of Public Housing, Outreach.
Year Developed: 2020
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Outreach Staff
Secondary Audience: Clinicians
Corporation for Supportive Housing
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Resource Summary: Community responses to the COVID-19 pandemic like shelter-in-place, quarantine, testing, and management of strained health resources have elevated the necessity and value of effective health and housing partnerships to address the needs of vulnerable populations. This brief highlights strategies for health centers, housing, and community service providers in leveraging partnerships to address a range of health and housing needs both during, and after the COVID-19 crisis subsides.
Resource Details: Reflecting on Corporation for Supportive Housing’s (CSH’s) Health and Housing Partnership: Strategic Guidance for Health and Housing Partnerships, the four stage process to create effective health and housing partnerships is applicable in the current emergency health environment, but at a more intentional and expedited pace. This brief will discuss key partnership elements like roles, coordination, access, accountability, and sustainability that are the most integral in making the COVID-19 partnerships a success.